Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.
NEWS: 21 Mar 2014, Healthcare Associated Infections
Clipping not shaving the surgical site is the third in a series of intervention guidelines developed by the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury district health boards.
NEWS: 24 Feb 2014, Safe Surgery NZ
This essay 'Do you work well with others? It depends on whom you ask' shows the results of a study on teamwork and communication undertaken at Vancouver's St Paul's Hospital.
PUBLICATION: 3 Sep 2012, Safe Surgery NZ
The information in the Speakers' Kit is issued by the WHO Safe Surgery Saves Lives campaign for general dissemination.
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NEWS: 6 Mar 2012
The World Health Organization’s Patient Safety Newsletter comes out quarterly
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Feb 2012, Adverse Events
A total of 377 serious and sentinel events occurred in New Zealand’s public hospitals in 2010/2011 – a rate of more than one for every day of the year.
PUBLICATION: 20 Jan 2012, Other Topics
Prof Alan Merry talks with Kim Hill about the Safe Surgery Checklist
NEWS: 16 Dec 2010, Adverse Events
Most DHBs are using the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist in some or all of their operating theatres.
NEWS: 1 Feb 2011, Safe Surgery NZ
Results obtained from new studies by the World Health Organization have confirmed at least half a million deaths per year would be preventable with effective implementation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist worldwide.
NEWS: 18 Mar 2011, Safe Surgery NZ
Health Quality & Safety Commission Chair, Professor Alan Merry, is interviewed on Radio New Zealand's Kim Hill show.
NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events
The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).